Should someone be lucky enough to win, about 40 percent would go to the federal government with an additional percentage to state taxes. The state tax cut varies by jurisdiction.
New York state takes the biggest percentage, taxing winnings at 8.82 percent, according to usamega.com, a website that tracks lottery news.
California, Delaware, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming do not assess taxes on lottery prizes, according to the website.
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